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Always Innovating's Smart Book the "Swiss Army Knife" of netbooks

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 2:32 am

Always Innovating's Smart Book may just be the most flexible mobile device yet. It takes the current netbook you know and love and breaks it down into pieces, allowing you to take what you need or use as few or as many pieces as you need.




A touchscreen VoIP phone, a tablet, and a keyboard are the three major components that you can put together or use separately depending on your needs. The Smart Book even includes a switch that will allow you to switch between Android, Chrome, Ubuntu, or your own OS. An ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 256 MB of built-in flash storage, and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi make up the insides of the device. Always Innovating is currently taking preorders for their Smart Book at their website for $549 USD. Creepy introduction video after the break.

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AMD Barts specs leaked

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 1:49 am

Chiphell, a Chinese tech site has leaked out some specs on the upcoming Barts series from AMD.


The upcoming Barts series will be the successor to the very popular HD 5750 and 5770 boards. What's impressive about the new Bart boards, is it will compete with the GTX460. Not only will it compete, but it's upgraded it's memory bus from 128 to 256bit.



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Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T all slated to recieve the Galaxy Tab

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 1:27 am

The Galaxy Tab has been getting a lot of hype for a few weeks now, and Samsung announced today that there will be no preference when it comes to the major U.S. mobile carriers. Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are all slated to receive the tablet when it comes available.




This was announced at the live Galaxy Tab event today in New York, where it was also stated that there would be a Wi-Fi only version but no 4G capable Galaxy Tab. No official pricing was released, but Samsung also stated that MTV, NBC, Universal, and Warner were onboard as partners for Samsung's Media Hub content rental service.

Telstra fixes four-day e-mail blockout

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 12:50 am

For four days Telstra email systems have been having issues. Blocking all emails from all internet services. Dial-up, satellite, Next-G, cable and finally, ADSL e-mail accounts were affected.




Martin Barr, a Telstra Spokesman said the problem with e-mail login access and delays since Monday are now rectified. He also added "We have updated the service page and issue is now resolved". He could not confirm how many customers were affected, but said "Those accounts have been progressively unlocked".


It seems all is good now for those with Bigpond e-mail services!

PS3's September 21st 3.50 update will likely include 3D Blu-ray support

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 12:41 am



If your only Blu-ray watching option is your PS3 (like me), and you're chomping at the bit to watch Avatar in 3D on your shiny new 3D TV, it seems your wait may just be about up. Sony announced today at the Tokyo Game Show that the 3.50 firmware update for the Playstation 3 will make the console 3D Blu-ray capable. The update is scheduled to launch on September 21st. It's only officially slated for release in Japan, but most believe that the update will be global. Get your funny glasses ready!

Five Kinect exclusive games announced with legendary Japanese game creators at the helm

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 17, 2010 12:08 am

Microsoft announced ten "transformative" games today at the Tokyo Game Show(TGS) today, and among those were five Kinect exclusive titles. The titles themselves weren't even as thrilling as the announcement of the names that had been working on them; some of the biggest names in the Japanese and global gaming industry.




The keynote address for the show was given by Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Home & Entertainment Division for Microsoft He was joined by Goichi Suda, also known as "SUDA 51," chief executive officer of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.; Keiji Inafune, global head of production of Capcom and From Software; Yukio Futatsugi, game director for Grounding; Shigenobu Matsuyama, producer for "Metal Gear Solid: Rising"; and Masaya Matsuura, president for NanaOn-Sha Co. Ltd., who appeared via video.

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Logitech Revue with Google TV to come on September 29th; Dish Network offering discounts

By: Don Lynn | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 11:55 pm

Google TV seems to be officially on the horizon, and Logitech is looking to be the first to take advantage of it. The Logitech Revue is reportedly ready to hit shelves on September 29th at a price of $299 USD.




It also looks like subscribers to Dish Network's satellite service will get a deep discount on the box; only paying $179 for the setup. This is an interesting revelation considering the possible competition these streaming solutions are bringing to our tried and true satellite services. Regardless, it's a fairly nice deal, and definitely worth looking into if you're not willing to part with the satellite just yet.

TweakTown is now IE9 Jump List ready, give it a try!

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 7:39 pm

Yesterday all the rage was the big announcement of the Internet Explorer 9 beta by Microsoft. One of the many new features it brings to the table is support for pinning websites to your taskbar as well as website jump lists.


You probably would have seen jump lists before with some of your favorite desktop applications. Such as with Windows Messenger Live you can quickly change your status without actually opening the program. For TweakTown we have added some handy quick links to our jump lists including Latest News, Reviews, Articles, SBG and Contact Us with some nice looking icons to go along with it. We would have added more, but there is a maximum limit of five.




Want to give it a try? First you will need to be using the IE9 beta that came out yesterday (grab it here). Once you are in IE9, just locate our blue "TT" favicon to the left of the URL in the address bar and click and drag it down to your taskbar. That will pin TweakTown to your taskbar. Now right click on it and you will see a list of jump list items to quickly access some of the best parts of our website.


Let us know what you think!

Incipio unveils Linq iPod nano watch case

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 7:04 pm

The technology world was all aflutter a few weeks back when Apple unveiled its new line of iPods. One of the new offerings was an updated version of the nano with a touchscreen and a clock function. With the thing being able to be used as a clock it didn't take long for some accessories to hit the market to turn the thing into a watch.




Many of the watchbands for the new nano were just simple bands that you clip the nano onto. The problem there was that the nano was left unprotected from scratches or drops. A new nano case has surfaced from Incipio called the Linq that offers protection while you wear the nano like a watch.

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Crosley Revolution CR6002A portable record player launches

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 16, 2010 6:02 pm

I haven't touched a vinyl record since I was a kid. I know there are a lot of people out there who have large vinyl record collections that they want to listen too. There are also a lot of folks out there who have vinyl that they want to turn into digital tracks to use with modern devices like the iPod. Crosley has announced a new portable turntable that is really cool and will play vinyl on the go.




The device is called the CR6002A Revolution and it is a portable belt-driven turntable. I really like the design that has the edges of the record sticking out and floating over the surface the turntable is sitting on. It will work with small 45 RPM records and larger 33 1/3 RPM records as well. The turntable also has a pair of stereo speakers built-in.

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